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Ceanothus - Casualty of the winter weather


 
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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:16 pm    Post subject: Ceanothus - Casualty of the winter weather Reply with quote

My Ceanothus (blue mound) has very burnt looking branches and the foliage is dead and hanging down very droopy. I think this is a result of the very cold winter we had. Is there any hope for it to come back life or should I just take it out and start again.

Wny one else got the same problem with ceanothus?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, I cut the dead branches and frost burnt foliage from the ceanothus(calafonia lilac), I have left all the green healthy branches and now hoping I have not made a mistake.

Could do with some advice, although it could be too late!!

PS Sorry for previous spelling mistake!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say that you did right.

I've loads of frost damaged plants and I'll be doing the same as you. I just don't like disposing of a plant when there's even the slightest chance of saving it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dug my ceanothus up last night , rip Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ceanothus has wonderful purple buds on the top third of the shrub but absolutely nothing on the bottom two thirds, infact the lower branches are black and there is no new growth at all.

I do not think it will recover this year, so when it is finished flowering i thing I will dig it up. Sad about this as it was one of my favourites. Is there anyone on the forum who may know how to save it even at this late stage.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I think the ceanothus is definitely not very frost hardy. I had one some years ago but one cold winter did for it. I remember being very disappointed at the time because the display of purple in summer is brilliant
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My ceanothus is coming back to life!!, Where I cut the dead and frost damaged branches there is now lots of new growth. I am going to leave it for this summer and see how she gets on.

I am totally delighted to see the new growth, there is always hope!!
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